Envato has recently published a lengthy-yet-rewarding introspective of the current state of WordPress.
The WPBeginner site has unveiled a new resource for WordPressers: a glossary. WordPress resources are abundant online, but there has not been a canonical glossary on the subject – the Codex is good for what it does, but it is not a glossary. WPBeginner have taken the initiative to create a centralized listing of WordPress-related […]
A look back at the evolution of the WordPress interface, both in default themes and the administrative interface. I started with WordPress in the 1.2 days, and remember how much more basic it was then!
I recently switched to SiteGround for hosting my sites, including this one. I lay out my rationale, along with the steps taken to make the move happen. I also reflect on the benefits of the move and how I found the process.
The Codex is the master reference, but reading through it can be a little dry. QueryPosts nicely gathers together functions added in WordPress 3.7 and presents them in an easily readable format.
It’s sometimes a challenge to find quality content online about WordPress at a suitable skill level. Multiple sites have attempted to be a hub for news and other content about WordPress – some are still around, and others are not. The people of ManageWP have made public their new efforts on this front.
On most sites, a means of contacting the site’s webmaster or owner is essential. Sites built on WordPress have a number of options for managing contact forms; a popular choice is Contact Form 7, which will be the focus of a walkthrough here.
Capsule is a WordPress theme spearheaded by Alex King, a prolific WordPress user and developer. The premise behind Capsule is to provide a purpose-built system for coders to maintain programming notes, knowledge, and snippets in a WordPress-based application. Very neat!
A suite of test data for WordPress, to be used for testing theme appearance and behaviour. Builds on WordPress’ own theme test data with years of personal experience to “create a potent cocktail of simulated, quirky user content”. Looks like another worthwhile tool in the theme development toolbox.
The WP Daily website has been growing and noticeably active in recent times. One of its latest initiatives is the creation and curation of a library of WordPress-related resources. These run the gamut from news to tutorials to podcasts, touching on numerous subjects over varied media. This is a welcome initiative because, as powerful as […]